MBA Vocabulary Words: Top Words To Prepare for Your MBA Exam

If you are planning to take an MBA entrance exam this year, it is vital to introduce yourself to the words which are most frequently seen in exams. You have a good chance of facing these words in your exam paper, where you will get questions like Different usage of same word,”, “Antonyms”, “Errors in word choice”, and “idioms, one word substitution” in your English section. From CAT, MAT, ZAT To FMS, these words will help you sail through the sea of questions surging in English section:

aberration

Meaning: (n.) something that differs from the norm

Sentence: Aberration from the subject can be disastrous.

abhor

Meaning: (v.) to hate, detest

Sentence: I abhor the feeling of being surrounded by mess!

acquiesce

Meaning:  (v.) to agree without protesting

Sentence: If you acquiesce without showing contempt for the social hypocrisies, you are bound to live with it.

alacrity

Meaning: (n.) eagerness, speed

Sentence: alacrity of spirit that feels but half the weight it carries.

amiable

Meaning: (adj.) friendly

Sentence: Amiable behavior helps you grow in life, and make countless friends on each turn of life.

appease

Meaning: (v.) to calm, satisfy

Sentence: You can never appease someone who is bound to make live a regretful life.

arcane

Meaning: (adj.) obscure, secret, known only by a few

Sentence: The arcane mysteries of Egyptian pyramids are beyond comprehension to even most famous of historians.

avarice

(n.) excessive greed (The banker’s avarice led him to amass an enormous personal fortune.)

brazen

Meaning: (adj.) excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious (Critics condemned the writer’sbrazen attempt to plagiarise Frankow-Czerwonko’s work.)

brusque

Meaning: (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive

Sentence: A brusque dismissal of my proposals causes me grief.

cajole

Meaning: (v.) to urge, coax

Sentence: Cajole a lamenting soul, and you will receive nature’s blessings.

callous

Meaning: (adj.) harsh, cold, unfeeling

Sentence: Her callous behavior towards your feelings can cause you sufferings.

candor

Meaning: (n.) honesty, frankness

Sentence: Your candor will make your endless number of friends.

chide

Meaning: (v.) to voice disapproval

Your sloppy behavoiur and indifference will make Hanna chide and complain.

circumspect

Meaning: (adj.) cautious

Sentence: I circumspect that I would be able to bring you home before 10 am. But unfortunately I proved wrong.

clandestine

Meaning: (adj.) secret

Sentence: Her clandestine relation with her boyfriend came as a shock to her husband.

coerce

Meaning: (v.) to make somebody do something by force or threat

Sentence: Our youngsters are almost coerced into growing up far too fast and far too soon by some of the pressures and policies around them.

coherent

Meaning: (adj.) logically consistent, intelligible

Sentence: ritain’s international policy toward the historic environment needs to become more coherent.
complacency

Meaning: (n.) self-satisfied ignorance of danger

Sentence: I think you have just identified the cause of so much complacency in the uk property market.

confidant

Meaning: (n.) a person entrusted with secrets

Sentence: Are you working as a confidant for the spy agencies , active in America?

connive

Meaning: (v.) to plot, scheme

Sentence: He connived with the thieves, and is behind the bar these days.

cumulative

Meaning: (adj.) increasing, building upon itself

Sentence: Her cumulative success are getting over her head.

debase

Meaning: (v.) to lower the quality or esteem of something

Sentence: To debase someone’s character can lead you into serious trouble.

decry

Meaning: (v.) to criticize openly

Sentence: The decry of the famous authority by newspaper, took people’s faith away from it.

deferential

Meaning: (adj.) showing respect for another’s authority

Sentence: The deferential behavior of the daughter towards her mother showed her deep affection between the two.

demure

Meaning: (adj.) quiet, modest, reserved

Sentence: Girls are traditionally expected to be demure and coy, but the current social scenario has flagged this social attitude.
deride

Meaning: (v.) to laugh at mockingly, scorn

Sentence: Deriding on your friend’s problems can break down your good and healthy relations.

despot

Meaning: (n.) one who has total power and rules brutally

Sentence: The despot who rules the city is not overthrown by people with a coop.

diligent

Meaning: (adj.) showing care in doing one’s work

Sentence: Diligent studies do result fruitful results.

elated

Meaning: (adj.) overjoyed, thrilled

Sentence: The very thought of the power that money would bring elated her.

eloquent

Meaning: (adj.) expressive, articulate, moving

Sentence: Eloquent expressions and loud words together make her a great spokes person.

embezzle

Meaning: (v.) to steal money by falsifying records

Sentence: Embezzling of funds result in legal action.

empathy

Meaning: (n.) sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own

Sentence: Having empathy for someone is good, but losing your own happiness to someone is foolishness.

enmity

Meaning: (n.) ill will, hatred, hostility

Sentence: Enmity between the two managers is quite evident.

erudite

Meaning: (adj.) learned

Sentence: It is dazzlingly and sometimes obscurely erudite yet with a clear and coherent argument that challenges our current commonsense views about communication.

extol

Meaning: (v.) to praise, revere

Sentence: To extol someone for her virtues is not going to take away your own strengths.

fabricate

Meaning: (v.) to make up, invent

Sentence: Every time he takes a leave, he fabricates such amazing stories that no one is able to question him.

feral

Meaning: (adj.) wild, savage

Sentence: Feral past of that princess was something that no one expected to hear about.

flabbergasted

Meaning: (adj.) astounded

Sentence: I was flabbergasted by the views that he expressed in front of that huge crowd.

forsake

Meaning: (v.) to give up, renounce

Sentence: Forsake your vindictive nature, and try to be more loving.

fractious

Meaning: (adj.) troublesome or irritable

Sentence: Fractiousness and irritability are no virtues!

furtive

Meaning: (adj.) secretive, sly

Sentence:  Furtive acts add complexities to life, with a perennial danger lurking.

gluttony

Meaning: (n.) overindulgence in food or drink

Sentence: You gluttony is making it difficult for others to live with you.

gratuitous

Meaning: (adj.) uncalled for, unwarranted

Sentence: Your reaction was gratuitous in the situation.  You could have withheld your anger.

haughty

Meaning: (adj.) disdainfully proud

Sentence: She is haughty and rich, so people often chose to keep at bay from her.

hypocrisy

(n.) pretending to believe what one does not

Sentence: Hypocrisies are deep rooted in several cultures. They will behave in a manner and will never own their acts.

impeccable

Meaning: (adj.) exemplary, flawless

Sentence: Her impeccable culinary art makes it difficult for people to refuse an invitation to her home.

impertinent

Meaning: (adj.) rude, insolent

Sentence: His impertinent remark lead to long days of fight and sleepless nights.

implacable

Meaning: (adj.) incapable of being appeased or mitigated

Sentence: Her behavior caused an emotional harm to him, and he became absolutely implacable. It is difficult to make him even listen to her side of story.

impudent

Meaning: (adj.) casually rude, insolent, impertinent
Sentence: The impudent young woman looked her teacher up and down and told him he was hot.

incisive

Meaning: (adj.) clear, sharp, direct

Sentence: When you are in a position of making judgments, you have to be incisive with your commandments.

indolent

Meaning: (adj.) lazy

Sentence: Your indolence can make you lose your job. Only active and vigilant people are successful.

inept

Meaning: (adj.) not suitable or capable, unqualified

Sentence: Your inept answers give the impression of your being dumb and mindless. .

infamy

Meaning: n.) notoriety, extreme ill repute

Sentence: The infamy of his crime will not lessen with the passing of time, and it will live as a bruise in hearts of people.

inhibit

Meaning: (v.) to prevent, restrain, stop

Sentence: It is important to inhibit the wrongdoings of people, who think that it is their right to bully the weaker people.

innate

Meaning: (adj.) inborn, native, inherent

Sentence: Talent to paint was innate in her, as her mother used to draw amazing canvases.

insatiable

Meaning: (adj.) incapable of being satisfied

Sentence: Her insatiable desires made it difficult for her to live a settled life.

insular

Meaning: (adj.) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off

Sentence: Today you cannot live insular with your own ideas and faiths.

intrepid

Meaning: (adj.) brave in the face of danger

Sentence: Intrepid man attacked three eve teasers all alone and knocked them off their feet.

inveterate

Meaning: (adj.) stubbornly established by habit

Sentence: It is his inveterate habit of lying in bed, lazing and delaying his work till time unexpected.

All these words are famous choices of MBA exam paper setters. Prepare these words, to brighten your chances of hitting right answers for the words you are going to face in exam.